We are a specialist physical education initial teacher training provider offering both secondary and primary postgraduate training places.  We are the largest physical education provider in the north east of England and one of the largest in the country.  Our last four Ofsted judgements were outstanding and in 2022 we were graded outstanding in every category.




What does the partnership do well: 'Leadership and management of this SCITT are exceptional. Leaders are relentless in the pursuit of excellence. They are successful in their aim to make excellent teachers that stand out from the crowd', (Ofsted 2022).


In addition to QTS and a PGCE with Masters credits, all trainees gain a range of national governing body awards. Our secondary trainees also gain experience in a second subject. Our primary trainees gain a thorough grounding across all subjects and develop a specialism in physical education. Trainees receive significant support in preparing for employment. Employment rates are exceptional.

The North East Partnership SCITT will create the next generation of outstanding teachers who can inspire and motivate young people to foster a love of learning and use physical education and sport to help achieve their full potential – in sport and in life.  Highly effective partnerships and innovative teaching and learning are at the heart of all we do.”


I would highly recommend the North East Partnership SCITT to anyone wanting to pursue a career in teaching. The course allows for a true school experience while equipping you with a variety of masterclasses in teaching and learning. The support received from the SCITT team is outstanding and guaranteed to help you secure a teaching post.

Leeann Irving

My experience of the North East Partnership SCITT has enabled me to become the confident teacher I am today. The support you receive from your tutors helps to develop your planning, content and structure of lessons and how to manage your class effectively. This gives you belief in your ability as a teacher when you start your first teaching post.

Liam Blythe

I had a fantastic experience on both teaching placements, with really supportive staff. I had the opportunity to teach in very contrasting schools and across the full curriculum, including examination physical education at Key Stages 4 and 5. The course gave me an excellent start for a career in teaching and has allowed me to progress into promotional opportunities

Ian Middleton

Having been a trainee and then a school-based tutor on the course, it is my belief that the North East Partnership SCITT is the best teacher training provider around. The course consists of high quality training which focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of being a physical education teacher, delivered by the best practitioners and schools in the area. Trainees are then able to develop their practice in a variety of school placements, with a strong support network of physical education teachers on hand to offer guidance and support.

Aaron White

It was a genuine privilege to train through the North East Partnership SCITT. The mix of theory and hands-on teaching allowed me to develop into a reflective practitioner. An absolutely fantastic course run by dedicated professionals.

Andrew Archibald

The North East Partnership SCITT equipped me with the necessary qualities and skills to become a successful teacher. Courses and CPD events allowed me to develop a greater understanding of monitoring and measuring progress of students with different abilities.

Jade Murray

After completing my PGCE and entering my first teaching job I realised the SCITT programme had set me up fantastically well. Halfway through the course I had my first interview and got my first job. This would not have been possible without the excellent support or amazing network of people who are involved in the programme. I could not recommend it enough!

Louis Lawson